• Are we on the brink of a British food revolution?

    01 June 2020 Coronavirus
    A post-Covid landscape can offer a beacon of light for British independents and producers, but this will depend on their continued collaboration, innovation and adaptability says Charlotte Smith of Great British Food
  • Irish dairy revives doorstep delivery in wake of Coronavirus

    01 April 2020 Coronavirus
    A new ‘farm to door’ fresh milk delivery service has been launched by Ballylisk Dairies in Tandragee, one of Armagh’s best known dairy farms. Ballylisk Dairies will soon be supplying fresh milk cartons around the Portadown-Armagh City area in a new community initiative aimed especially at…
  • Business continuity in the face of Covid-19

    01 April 2020 Coronavirus
    “Hawkshead Relish was founded in adversity some 20 years ago during the UK foot and mouth outbreak,” explains co-founder Maria Whitehead
  • Don’t bet against fleet-footed food & drink SMEs surviving the Coronavirus

    30 March 2020 Coronavirus
    At first glance one might assume that small food and drinks businesses would be some of the first casualties of the current coronavirus landscape with their lean ranges and limited cashflow, says Ian Hills of Purple Pilchard
  • How To Adapt & Survive

    23 March 2020 Coronavirus
    These are uncertain times for businesses big and small. But, as with any period of adversity, it brings opportunity: for creativity, for diversifying, for adapting business models, for experimenting with new routes to customers and, in doing so, for connecting with them, in a unique spirit…
  • Covid-19: producer perspective

    19 March 2020 Coronavirus
    Lisa Smith, owner of Ginger Bakers, Plumgarths, Kendal, Cumbria exclusively shares her experience with Speciality Food
  • Cod’s tongue on toast and a pastry stout: welcome to the new drinking spots winning the war on pubs

    27 January 2020 News
    Is the Great British pub leaping off its sickbed? New stats give cause for optimism, but the game has changed, discovers Anna Blewett for Great British Food
  • The future is female

    17 July 2019 News
    Sally Wynter explores the challenges and successes facing women entering today's food and drink market
  • FRA annual conference approaches

    13 February 2019 News
    The annual conference of the Farm Retailing Association (FRA), previously known as FARMA, will take place in Oxford this month, bringing a network of farm retailers and suppliers together for a packed programme of conference seminars, workshops, trade stands and a roving networking dinner
  • Are food markets the future of retail?

    12 February 2019 News
    Opening a store can be an expensive business, especially if you are a young entrepreneur or seeking to experiment with a new concept. Opting for a market stall or pop up shop is proving to be a popular and extremely viable alternative, says Angela Youngman
  • Cobbs Farm Co. to open new Cobbs at Englefield location

    22 January 2019 News
    Cobbs at Englefield, which is constructed from a series of converted cow-sheds that now form a space featuring a 7,000-square-foot farm shop and café, delicatessen, traditional butchery counter and florist, is set to open on 9th March
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